Busiest day at St. Louis Union Station

On December 22, 1945, the busiest day in the history of St. Louis Union Station. Train stations across the country were packed with soldiers returning home from World War II. On busy days, more than 100,000 travelers would make their way through Union Station, but this day was especially busy, as travelers reported lines of people at every door and hardly any floor space available for standing. 

First Train at Union Station Kansas City

On November 1, 1914, the first train arrived at Union Station in K.C. 

Old steam engine and train cars crossing wooden railroad tressel.

November 5, 1855

This date in Missouri history: It was a day of prayer and fasting to honor the victims of the Gasconade River train disaster of four days ago. Thirty-four people died and many were injured when the bridge collapsed and took the dignitaries into the swollen river.